Category Archives: States and Regions

RAF Akrotiri Deployments Update

Recent imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe during April 2015 confirms ongoing deployments to RAF Akrotiri, the UK’s airbase located in Cyprus. The southeast section of the airfield shows several new arrivals probably supporting Operation Shader, the UK’s anti-IS effort. In addition to … Continue reading

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Sea Control 73 – Iran Ascendant?

After a series of meetings held from 26 March to 2 April 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland, between the foreign ministers of the P5+1, the EU and Iran, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, and … Continue reading

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Kerry Says Iran, World Powers Closer than Ever to Historic Nuclear Deal: Putin Has Learned Much from This Process

This article was published by the foreign policy blog greatcharlie.com which granted us permission to republish it. According to an April 27, 2015 Reuters article entitled, “Kerry Says Iran, World Powers Closer than ever to Historic Nuclear Deal“, US Secretary … Continue reading

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INS Vikrant Makes Progress at Cochin Shipyard

New satellite imagery shows that India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier has made significant progress since it was launched in August 2013, helping India inch towards the goal of a two carrier battle group. Imagery acquired by commercial satellite firm DigitalGlobe in … Continue reading

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Braucht Deutschland Atomwaffen?

von Seka Smith. Seka Smith ist Politikwissenschaftlerin, lebt in Berlin und arbeitet im Politikbereich. Für Offiziere.ch schreibt sie unter Pseudonym. Auf dem Höhepunkt der nuklearen Aufrüstung standen sich der Ost- und Westblock mit fast 100’000 nuklearen Gefechtsköpfen gegenüber. Der Kalte … Continue reading

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Bolstering Brunei’s Defences: A Small State’s Strategic Guidance and Procurement

by Paul Pryce. Paul Pryce is a Junior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council of Canada. With degrees in political science from universities on both sides of the pond, he has previously worked in conflict resolution as a Research Fellow … Continue reading

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Iran’s Mock-up Aircraft Carrier Returns to Bandar Abbas

New satellite imagery shows that Iran’s mock-up aircraft carrier was not destroyed during naval exercises but was towed back to Bandar Abbas. Imagery captured in mid-March shows what Western sources have called a “barge” berthed at the naval base with extensive damage … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Aframax Tanker Still at Iran’s Sadra Shipyard

Looks like Iran was unable to deliver the Sorocaima, its first indigenously-built Aframax tanker, to Venezuela after all. Previously, we thought that Iran may have pulled it off. Historical imagery from April to October 2014 did not show the vessel berthed … Continue reading

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Schism in the South: Will South Sudan Achieve Lasting Peace? 3/3

of Cameron Reed. Cameron Reed is a graduate student of International Relations and Public Policy in the US and Germany. He has worked extensively on security and conflict analysis of the Middle East and Africa. Christopher Thompson, an expert on … Continue reading

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US-China dispute in the South China Sea: the issue of EEZ

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. It … Continue reading

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